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Pana­sonic DMP-BDT170 £90

Au­gust 2015 Pic­ture qual­ity is what counts. It might be short on catch-up ser­vices but the ar­rest­ing colours, strong con­trast and good up­scal­ing make up for that. Com­pat­i­bil­ity Blu-ray, DVD, CD

Sony BDP-S4500 £75

Au­gust 2015 Noth­ing’s per­fect in this life, but the BDP-S4500 comes pretty close. De­liv­er­ing on ev­ery count, it’s a pos­i­tive steal at this price. Com­pat­i­bil­ity Blu-ray, DVD, CD

Pana­sonic DMP-BDT370 £100

Best Blu-ray player un­der £150, Awards 2015 A bright, sharp pic­ture, weighty sound and 4K up­scal­ing, all for just £100. Enough to award this player our 2015 Blu-ray Prod­uct of the Year. Com­pat­i­bil­ity Blu-ray, DVD, CD

Sony BDP-S5500 £110

July 2015 A tiny player that goes big on per­for­mance. Fea­tures and de­sign are strong too – and there’s a ded­i­cated Net­flix but­ton on the re­mote. Com­pat­i­bil­ity Blu-ray, DVD, CD

Sony BDP-S7200 £180

Best Blu-ray player £150-£300, Awards 2015 The pic­tures here are im­pres­sive, but it’s with sound qual­ity that this model’s star shines bright­est – it’s en­ter­tain­ing, ex­cit­ing and mu­si­cal. Com­pat­i­bil­ity Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD

Sony UHP-H1 £400

July 2016 A Blu-ray player in name only, this one-box of­fer­ing is one of the most tal­ented multi-me­dia play­ers we’ve seen around this price. Com­pat­i­bil­ity Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD

Pana­sonic DMP-UB900 £600

May 2016 The first 4K Blu-ray player is a stun­ner. Lush colours and strong con­trast are al­lied with great defin­tion. The fu­ture of home cin­ema has ar­rived. Com­pat­i­bil­ity Blu-ray, DVD, CD

Cam­bridge Au­dio CXU £1000

Best Blu-ray player £300+, Awards 2015 A uni­ver­sal disc-player, packed with fea­tures and con­nec­tions, that pushes the bound­aries with both pic­ture and sound qual­ity. Com­pat­i­bil­ity Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD

Oppo BDP-105D £1100

March 2015 £1100 is a lot for a disc player, but if you want a qual­ity com­po­nent that’s as adept with mu­sic as it is with movies, you’ll want this. Top class. Com­pat­i­bil­ity Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD

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